Model # 23055

Internet #202032951

Store SKU #228291

Store SO SKU #1000317715

SharkBite Copper Crimp Ring Removal Tool


Copper Crimp Ring Removal Tool

  • Offers 200 lbs. of crimping force
  • Ideally suited for removing PEX copper crimp rings
  • 6 in. handle offers superb control and leverage
$1997 /each
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Product Overview

The SharkBite Copper Crimp Ring Removal Tool is designed to remove copper rings from PEX Barb fitting connections to allow fittings to be re-used. The tool works on 1/2 In., 3/4 In., and 1 In. Copper Crimp Rings. The tool comes with instructions that must be read before use to ensure proper technique is used.

  • Works with 1/2 In., 3/4 In., and 1 In. PEX copper crimp rings
  • Rubber handles provide secure grip
  • Instruction sheet included
  • 6 In. handles
  • Note: product may vary by store

Info & Guides

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Handle Length (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
.5 in
Product Height (in.)
12 in
Product Width (in.)
3 in


Compatible Pipe Material
Crimping force (lb.)
Product Weight (lb.)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
For warranty information on this product, please call our Internet Customer Service Center at 1-877-700-4242.

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Customer Questions & Answers

As I stated in my review, the tool works very well to remove the crimp ring. But then I freque...

As I stated in my review, the tool works very well to remove the crimp ring. But then I frequently find it very difficult to remove the little nub of pex pipe that is still attached to the fitting. Any tricks for this ? The best I can do is stick a flat-blade screwdriver between the the shoulder of the fitting and the end of the pex and twist, repeating several times around the circumference of the tubing, and eventually I get there - bit it's not easy.
Asked by: jge
Thanks much - that works perfectly !
Answered by: jge
Date published: 2017-02-22

Pex stainless steel crimp rings

Is there a tool made to remove these?
Asked by: cloe
I don't think so, but I haven't tried it.
Answered by: jge
Date published: 2016-12-04

Will this tool remove the stainless steel clips

Example: I have looked at the manual and can't figure out what I did wrong.
Asked by: Rob
No, that is only to cut the copper crimp rings. For the stainless steel clamps, you can actually just use a flat head screwdriver to bend the tab up and needle nose pliers to pry the clamp open. If you have any further questions, please contact our Customer Service M-F, 8am-5pm at (877) 700-4242.
Answered by: SharkBiteProductExpert
Date published: 2017-05-20

can this tool be used with the plastic barb fittings?

Asked by: Kory
Hi Kory, Yes, this tool can be used with plastic barb fittings as well as brass.
Answered by: SharkBite Support
Date published: 2016-03-07
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Customer Reviews

Copper Crimp Ring Removal Tool is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overdue purchase! If you use pex you need this tool. In the past I did it with a dremel. I love having the right tool for the job. It takes the "work" out of work! This tool works great.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This tool works like a charm. Cut the pipe off within 1/4" or so of the fitting. The stick the d... This tool works like a charm. Cut the pipe off within 1/4" or so of the fitting. The stick the dull jaw into the fitting and close down on the ring with the sharp jaw, and it cuts it cleanly. Then do the same thing on the other side of the ring and the ring bends open and you can pull it right off. The harder part is pulling the little nub of PEX pipe off the fitting, but strong fingers or a pair of pliers can easily accomplish this. The people who don't like this tool apparently: 1. Haven't read the instructions, or 2. Are trying to cut stainless-steel rings (like the cinch rings), or 3. Are just plain stupid :-) I agree the things appears to be fairly cheaply built, but it doesn't seem to take that much stress, and if it breaks, I'll bring it back to H-D and get a new one.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crimps or clamps. Having read the reviews, I think people are confused with Crimps and Clamps. Clamps you cannot use this Crimp Ring removal tool. Clamps have a little tab sticking out that needs to be bent straight in order to remove it. See the video by Sharkbite. Crimps, the rings, can only be removed by this tool. Hence, Crimp Ring Removal tool. Crimp rings and Clamps are two totally different ways of securing Pex tubing to connections.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from everything from sharkbite is quality The biggest part of the negative reviews you might see here is, the fact that in order for this tool to properly work you first need to provide access to the end of the fitting you are trying to remove the crimp ring from and insert the tool into the tube end of the fitting, alot of people are trying to cut the band from the outside of the fitting. Most of the crimp ring removal tools are very effective (sharkbite, conbraco or apollo, sioux chief) The biggest problem is that people think these tools are designed to remove the ring without cutting the tubing first in order to insert the anvil side of the cutter into the inside of the fitting, be it brass, copper or poly. There is alot of information available for pex type plumbing on u-tube. I really recommend people review the project instead of just doing it, it can really save alot of money in damages in the future and most insurance companies are now requesting to physically see the defective part before they will cover a claim because their insurance companies can go after the plumber or deny the home-owner do-it yourselfer.
Date published: 2015-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job easily! I'm not sure how anyone can give this tool a bad review. You need a little hand strength to squeeze it but it cuts right through the copper rings. The second "cut" bends the ring open for easy removal. The ingenius design prevents the jaws from damaging the barbs of the fitting, all while a portion of the pex tube is still secured in place. I think if anyone has had trouble with it working, they had the cutting jaw on the wrong side: the skinny jaw goes inside the tube while the cutting edge goes on the outside (otherwise you're trying to cut through the brass fitting...not going to happen).
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It works, but sometimes not on the first try. Like some of the negative reviews, I too have had t... It works, but sometimes not on the first try. Like some of the negative reviews, I too have had trouble getting a crimp ring off. The key is to simply keep moving around the ring. After 4 or 5 attempts the ring will be so deformed that you can slide it off or it will snap somewhere. Once you have the ring off, crimp around the PEX to help loosen it up and you successfully saved a fitting. It doesn't take too many errors for this tool to pay for itself.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a very robust tool. Doesn't crimp the ring the first time every time. Sometimes when using... Not a very robust tool. Doesn't crimp the ring the first time every time. Sometimes when using it, the cutter doesn't stay aligned and slips causing a twisting motion, resulting in the ring not being cut. Suggestion to SharkBite - if the rivet, bar and ring mechanism that holds the upper and lower pieces together had less 'play' the tool would work much better.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hard to Use. Product Broke After Two Rings I'm a DIYer and bought these for a small PEX project I was working on. First of all, the tool is hard to use. It took several tries to cut the crimp rings. The tool kept denting the ring but would not cut all the way thru. This is my first time working with PEX so I wonder if this is typical of crimp removers? I finally got the tool to cut some rings (after squeezing really hard). Then, the tool broke. The bolt that connects the handles to the upper mechanism fell out. It was easily fixed (put the bolt back in) but I feel like a tool shouldn't break after a few uses. In a nutshell....the tool didn't work that well and then it broke. I'll be returning it.
Date published: 2013-08-12
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